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Sligo Live 2016


Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival enters a second decade of quality music on the Wild Atlantic Way
26th– 31st October 2016

SLIGO LIVE celebrated 11 years of success in October with sold out performances from RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, THE WATERBOYS, JOOLS HOLLAND, Ralph McTell and many more.  Previous years’ headline artists have included Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Horslips, Villagers, Bell X1, Sheryl Crow, Joan Armatrading, Midlake…… name but a few.

To celebrate SLIGO LIVE 2016 and 12 years of Great Music, we are delighted to release SLIGO LIVE WEEKEND TICKETS at the special early bird price of €119.00.  The SLIGO LIVE WEEKEND TICKET is the ideal Christmas gift for the music lover in your life. For the extra special music fan, you can treat him or her to an early bird weekend ticket, which, at €119 includes all Sligo Live performances including reserved seats for the yet to be announced headline acts, plus over 80 performances from 300 musicians, plus Sligo Live Festival Club, Arrivals, all day and all night dynamic Sligo Sessions and much more over 6 days on the October Bank Holiday Weekend 2016.

Described by Niall Byrne in the IRISH TIMES “taking Sligo Live from regional curio to international renown.   Sligo Live has now firmly established itself as folk, roots and indie non-profit festival with an international reputation”.

Described by HOT PRESS “Sligo Live is a wonderful festival based on a simple, but charming concept: gigs all over town in a wild variety of very different venues. It’s not just about the main acts playing in the Knocknarea Arena. It’s also about the music scene in Sligo, a social gathering of musicians, and a celebration of music in general.   Even if you’re an outsider, you’re immediately made to feel welcome”.

Described by the critics as “unique, different, brilliant…………an opportunity to see big names, new names, different genres, and so many bands in one giant music cauldron”.

Sligo Live 2015 was a record Festival with tickets to nearly all concerts selling out and an electrifying buzz around the streets and venues.   So don’t miss out – the SLIGO LIVE WEEKEND TICKET is the ideal Christmas Gift.

Early bird weekend tickets, which includes tickets to all SLIGO LIVE 2016 performances are on sale from and, all Ticketmaster outlets and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (071 916 1518), priced at €119.00.

Sligo Live Festival is a not-for-profit festival and has the support of investment from its public and private partners.  It is made possible by this community effort and the input from the host of volunteers you will meet as you go from event to event.
For festival details, special value weekend hotel break promotions and regular announcements log onto:, follow on Twitter @sligolive or like Sligo Live Festival Facebook page

For further information contact:
Carmody Smith PR
Tel: 01 2070496 / 086 1741882

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